Coincentration

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Coincentration in Super Mario 64 DS and New Super Mario Bros., respectively
Coincentration in Super Mario 64 DS and New Super Mario Bros., respectively
Coincentration in Super Mario 64 DS and New Super Mario Bros., respectively

Coincentration is one of Wario's minigames in Super Mario 64 DS and a single-player and multiplayer Puzzle minigame in New Super Mario Bros. Its name is a portmanteau of "coin" and "concentration."

The music that plays in this minigame is an arrangement of the Underground Theme from Super Mario Bros. The minigame's name is used as the title for an arrangement of the Underground Theme in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games and its 3DS version.

Gameplay[edit]

The game starts with Wario on the top screen standing next to a Moneybags; he punches it into the air, and 40 coins then fall down and make their way into the Brick Blocks as the Moneybags bounces offscreen. The player must use the stylus to tap the blocks containing coins. If the player taps a block with no coins, the game will end. The highest possible score that the player can obtain in this game is the "perfect" score of 40.

In the multiplayer version in New Super Mario Bros., the basic premise is similar, but each player instead takes a turn choosing a block. If a player taps a block with no coins, the block will break, and the player will lose two points. It is possible to have a negative score in this mode. If unsure, a player can pass, but they can do so only once. Once all the coins are found, the player with the most coins wins.

In-game instructions[edit]

  • Super Mario 64 DS: "Pay attention to where the falling coins land. Touch the blocks to retrieve the coins. But if you choose the wrong block, your game will end."
  • New Super Mario Bros.
    • Single player: "Pay attention to where the falling coins land. Tap the blocks to retrieve the coins. Choose wisely: if you pick the wrong block, your game will end."
    • Multiplayer: "Pay attention to where the falling coins land. Touch the blocks to retrieve the coins. If you choose incorrectly, you'll lose two coins. If you're unsure, you can pass once, but use your pass wisely."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワリオのコインゲーム
Wario no Koingēmu
Wario's Coin Game
Chinese 吃金币
Chī Jīnbì
Eating Coins
French Chute de pièces Coin drop
German Münzentration Coincentration
Italian Monete sonanti Sounding coins
Korean 와리오의 코인 게임
Wario ui koin geim
Wario's Coin Game
Spanish Monedas a gogó Lots of Coins